I grew up in Central Minnesota living on the side of HWY 24 between the two small towns of Clearwater and Annandale.
Before I had even started school I had already shown promise in a number of career paths. Fort builder, cowboy, police officer, pyrotechnic specialist (a good story goes with that one), ninja, stuntman, quilt-er (thanks grandma), baseball player, tree climber, and all-around babysitters nightmare.
I attended Bendix Elementary School where I furthered my skills in rope climbing, hall running, mathematics (time tests), computer programming (number munchers) and animation aficionado (I watched the Disney Afternoons).
Throughout middle school and high school my interests grew to include: baseball, basketball, football, golf, music, photography, and off-road vehicles.
I attended Southwest Minnesota State University where I majored in Marketing with minors in Graphic Design and Business Administration. I also dabbled into philosophy, psychology, sociology, justice, astronomy, and history as a part of an honors core.
I’m now living with my wife Kristin, and son Lincoln, in Sioux Falls, SD.